Religious Studies Program Features

The religious studies major or minor is ideal for students with a passion for evaluating arguments, exploring texts and understanding the history and complexities of religion.

Job Possibilities
Graduates who incorporated religious studies as a major or a minor are able to work as church administrators, writers, educators, archive librarians or human rights activists among many other careers.

Study Abroad
A variety of study abroad opportunities allow students to study where great religious leaders have lived and worked. Because of Mount Mercy’s partnership with Vertas Abroad, students have the option to study in places such as Argentina, Peru, the Czech Republic, England and Spain.

Students have two unique semester-long study abroad opportunities related to religious studies: University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland and Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, England.

Student Clubs
Religious studies majors are often involved with Peer Ministry, a club that acts as advisors to the Campus Ministry staff; The Core Campus Fellowship, a club that meets once a week for a home-cooked meal and Bible study; and The Mount Mercy Handbell Ensemble.

Through Campus Ministry involvement, students may be involved in pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, reflection groups, ecumenical worship and fellowship, as well as a number of service learning and volunteer opportunities. Campus Ministry also offers an opportunity for students to attend special training at the Evangelical Catholic in Madison, WI.

Campus Ministry supports students, faculty and staff of all faiths, and those of no particular religious faith, in their quest for a purposeful life. Because of this approach, all students are welcome on the Peer Ministry team.